As we head off to join family and friends this holiday to give thanks for all that we have, we also owe thanks to Republicans and their policies. Because of them, there are a lot more of those who will have less this Thanksgiving. The poor are rarely acknowledged, the middle class is gone, and chances are the next to go will be the "upper" middle class, because the one thing the GOP refuses to give up are little or no taxes for the rich. They can whine and complain about government spending and entitlements all they want, but those are merely empty words and they know it. More and more of us have to pay the price to keep the richest among us (including the millionaires in the House and the Senate) in the manner to which they've become accustomed. Instead, they expect everyday Americans to give up a living wage, health care, and safety nets, while the country and its infrastructure deteriorates.